Well, I finally bit the bullet and decided to do it. I had been waiting for the “perfect time” to do this reset… those PERFECT three weeks where I could get in the mode, when the stars were perfectly aligned, when I’d have no outside factors to throw me off track, and guess what… THE PERFECT TIME NEVER CAME.
Truth is there is no such thing as the perfect time. There will always be holidays, birthdays, graduations, funerals, baby showers… the list goes on. I finally realized that I just had to pull up my big girl panties and DO THIS THING.
So here I am, ready to get the ball rolling on my Ultimate Reset journey. I’d love to tell you a little more about what I’m embarking on for the next 21 days! Let me lay it out for you using the classic 5 W’s!
WHAT: So… what the F is the Ultimate Reset. I’m sure you want to know more. Let me break it down super simple for you!
The Ultimate Reset is designed to realign your body, or reset it, if you will. Every day we are bombarded with a bunch of GROSS CRAP in our food, air… pretty much everything we encounter. From chemical additives to pesticides, preservatives to toxins, our body has to fight to keep up with the junk that is ever increasing in our world. The aim of this reset is to give our body a break from the junk in our food (what we can control), and allow it to react to the environmental perils a little easier (what we can’t control).
It is a 3-week program that consists of three phases: Reclaim, Release, Restore. In Phase 1 you gradually remove meat and dairy and digestive system stressors. In Phase 2 you begin the detoxification process (with help from supplements–NO, you are not taking laxatives! All supplementation is natural and easy on your system) and start a fully VEGAN diet. In Phase 3 you use supplementation to add back in nutrients, enzymes and pre- and probiotics along with cutting back further on grains and sticking to mainly fruits and veggies.
WHO: ANYONE! (unless your breastfeeding or pregnant; if you have medical conditions, please consult your doctor before starting)
WHEN: Well, I sort of already covered that in my intro. My words of caution are as follows: the reset requires a lot of cooking and prep. I wouldn’t recommend starting when you’ll be traveling or out of town a lot. I also wouldn’t recommend starting when you are training for a sporting event like a race. Exercise is not advised while on the reset, so training for a half marathon, etc. would be a no-no.
WHERE: The box of everything you need to do the reset is delivered right to your home. You’ll receive all the supplementation, the guidebook, recipes and meal plan for the entire three weeks. You will be required to go grocery shopping and prepare your meals.
WHY: Let me tell you my why… I was DRAGGING. I was drinking so much caffeine, I was so stressed out, I felt like I was always playing catch-up, and my weightloss (I hate that term because weight is not necessarily representative of your progress) had hit a plateau. I needed to just ZEN THE F OUT.
As silly as it sounds, this reset really takes some pressure off. Working out is not allowed, except for things like light yoga. I decided to pair the Ultimate Reset with the 3-Week Yoga Retreat found on Beachbody on Demand. My rationale being if I’m going to reset my insides, I should be doing something to reset my body and mind.
I decided to remove any outside demands on my schedule that simply weren’t necessary… I can get to it later, and just focus on myself! WHAT A RELIEF! I have to say I’m SO PUMPED and ready to start this THANG.
Look out for my next update coming on Sunday, recapping Week 1!